Dog the Bounty Hunter discovers he has another son he didn’t know about
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Dog the Bounty Hunter claims that he ‘discovered’ that he had another son not too long ago, and coincidentally his birthday is the same day that his late wife Beth died.
Duane ‘The Dog’ Chapman has plenty of kids already, but he says that he found out that he has an adult son called Jon ‘recently’, meaning that the day which otherwise evokes feelings of sadness now has a reason for him to be happy.
That’s good news for him, then.
Beth Chapman died four years ago at the age of 51 after being diagnosed with throat cancer, and her loving husband Duane – now 70-years-old – paid tribute to her on his Instagram account, as well as revealing the news about his recently ‘discovered’ son.
The Dog wrote: "For the last four years, this day was a terrible reminder of one of the greatest losses of my life,
"But God redeemed this day when I discovered my son Jon, who I just met recently, was born on this day."
Chapman continued: "So now instead of sorrow, this day has a new meaning.”
Alongside the picture, he shared an image of Jon and his wife, Jodi.
There’s more to come from this story too, as Dog teased the release of his new book, in which he claims to tell the ‘whole story’ of Jon.
It’s called ‘Nine Lives and Counting’ and – according to the post – it’s out ‘SOON’.
Nine lives is cats though, right?
Anyway, let’s not get bogged down with the details.
Adding a serious message at the end, the reality TV star wrote: "For anyone who has suffered a terrible loss please know God restores and redeems.
"Happy birthday son, love you both.”
The TV bounty hunter – who has shows on A&E Network – is hardly short of offspring, being father to 12 kids from previous relationships.
In September 2021, Chapman married his current wife, Francie Frane, whilst also deflecting criticism from his daughter Bonnie, who accused him of racism, homophobia, and cheating on her mum Beth on Facebook.
The Dog denied these allegations, telling PEOPLE: "Despite the sadness we feel at this rift in our family, Francie and I are looking forward to celebrating our wedding next week with the rest of our family and close friends."
Chapman and Frane announced their relationship 10 months after Beth’s death.
Dog has been embroiled in racism scandals before now, after a taped phone conversation in which he used the N-word on multiple occasions was released.
Dog gave a bizarre response in an interview with ET’s Kevin Frasier, telling the host: “I have never been a racist. I'm 33.5 percent Apache,
"I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem.
“I have more Black friends than Eminem."
Later, he said: "Would I die for a gay man or a Black man? I'd lay down my life,"